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Academic Policies

The UMass Amherst Department of Architecture has a vibrant and engaging studio culture that emphasizes mutual respect, professionalism, and shared responsibilities among students, faculty, administrators and practitioners. Our 2012 Studio Culture Policy builds upon this tradition and seeks to foster an environment of mentorship, collegiality and shared governance. The Studio Culture Policy is defined by its place within the contexts of the University’s mission and values, as well as the Program’s mission and philosophy. The full text of the Studio Culture Policy is available here:

UMass Amherst Studio Culture Policy

Appendix A: Building Use Policies

Appendix B: Academic Honesty and Accommodation

Appendix C: Grading Guidelines